Mano Singham is unenthused about the eclipse. Same here. It’s neat, would be an interesting phenomenon to observe, but I’m not going to travel out of my way to witness a few minutes of darkness. I also wouldn’t be seeing it as a scientist, but as a tourist, nothing more.
Fortunately, xkcd seems to share our views.
So if you’re going to make an effort to see the eclipse, have fun! Take pictures!
If you’re not going to see the eclipse, have fun! Enjoy a nice August day!